Version Effective: 27th of March, 2018
Version Effective: 27th of March, 2018

BSB41415 - Certificate IV in Work Health and Safety

Course Details

Course Summary

This qualification is suitable for people working in a Work Health and Safety (WHS) role who work to provide leadership and guidance to others and have some limited responsibility for the output of others. The qualification reflects the role of workers who apply a broad knowledge base and well developed skills in a wide variety of contexts and may include WHS coordinators and WHS officers.

Course Details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees
Full Fee $2350 (2019)
$2500 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $235 (2019)
$250 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $2500 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $250 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • Business Services
AQF Level Level 4: Certificate IV

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Preferred pathways for students entering this qualification include: BSB30712 Certificate III in Work Health and Safety OR a Work Health and Safety Officer course oOR other relevant Certificate III qualifications OR Vocational experience in work health and safety roles without a formal qualification.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible job opportunities could include Work Health and Safety Coordinator, Work Health and Safety Officer or Workplace Health and Safety Administrator.

Course Structures

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 5 core units
  2. Complete 5 elective units
Standard Course Structure

12 months

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Mixed Mode
  • Online
Core

Students studying ONLINE are encouraged to enrol in up to three competencies (one cluster) at a time.

BSBWHS404 Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS402 Assist with compliance with WHS laws More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS405 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS403 Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS406 Assist with responding to incidents More Information Training.gov Details
Elective
BSBWHS408 Assist with effective WHS management of contractors More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS510 Contribute to implementing emergency procedures More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS410 Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWHS409 Assist with workplace monitoring processes More Information Training.gov Details
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 BSBWHS404 - Contribute to WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control
1 BSBWHS402 - Assist with compliance with WHS laws
1 BSBWHS405 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS management systems
2 BSBWHS403 - Contribute to implementing and maintaining WHS consultation and participation processes
2 BSBWHS406 - Assist with responding to incidents
2 BSBWHS408 - Assist with effective WHS management of contractors
3 BSBWHS510 - Contribute to implementing emergency procedures
3 BSBWHS410 - Contribute to work-related health and safety measures and initiatives
3 BSBWHS409 - Assist with workplace monitoring processes
3 BSBWRT401 - Write complex documents


Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

Standard Course Structure

Online
February: Part Time
March: Part Time
April: Part Time
May: Part Time
June: Part Time
July: Part Time
August: Part Time
September: Part Time
October: Part Time
November: Part Time
Mixed Mode
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Rockhampton.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
June: Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Brisbane.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
June: Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Mackay.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
July: Part Time
Mixed Mode for this course may refer to on-campus workshops or residential schools located at Gladstone.
Or it may refer to work placements which can be located anywhere. Please see the More Details section for more information.
November: Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

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Optional Attendance

Students are able to attend a five day residential school at the following CQUniversity campus locations and dates.  

  • CQUniversity Rockhampton - 17 to 21 June 2019
  • CQUniversity Brisbane - 24 to 28 June 2019
  • CQUniversity Mackay City - 22 to 26 July 2019
  • CQUniversity Gladstone Marina - 25 to 29 November 2019

NOTE:  Students are only required to enrol into three units for the residential school and are able to enrol at a later time in the remaining units in the qualification to complete the remaining units online.  


Resources Required

Once enrolled in the unit/s each term, students are provided with access to their online resources. These include readings, assessment, templates, case studies, videostreams, forums and online collaboration tools.


Access to a computer, internet connection, email and software (i.e. Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PPT, Outlook and simple graphics program). 


Textbook requirements

All resources are available online for each unit.  


An additional 'suggested' reading list is provided to students in the Course Guide after enrolment. 


Practical Placement

Students are encouraged to have access to a medium to large sized enterprise, in order to familairise themselves with WHS management systems, policies and procedures and contextualise those for assessment tasks. 


Related Course

Students successfully completing this qualification may be eligible for credit transfer for 2-3 units in the Diploma of Work Health and Safety (BSB51315) (Note: The Diploma of Work Health and Safety requires completion of 9 units).


On successful completion of the Diploma, students may be eligible for credit transfer towards CQUni's Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety or Bachelor of Accident Forensics. 


Additional Information

Once enrolled in the unit/s each term, students are provided access to their online resources.  These include readings, assessment, templates, case studies, videostreams, forums and online collaboration tools.


What else might I find useful?

Financial assistance with fees may be available through concessions or via ‘Time to Pay’ payment plan. This and other information such as student support, study and library assistance can be found at www.cqu.edu.au/current-student


Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.